Olaf can combine Berserker Rage, Vicious Strikes, and Ragnarok at low life to become deceptively strong.
The bonus healing granted by Vicious Strikes amplifies your Life Steal from all sources as well as heals from allies.
Garen's regeneration greatly increases if he can avoid receiving damage for several seconds.
Garen is only constrained by cooldowns, making items such as Black Cleaver very effective for him.
Judgment deals maximum damage when only hitting a single target. For effective trading, try to position such that only the enemy champion is hit.
The Olaf Garen synergy stats shown here demonstrate the areas of his gameplay that do better (or worse) when paired with Garen, compared to his overall stats. Significant differences are areas of focus that highlight how his gameplay changes when paired with this other champion.
Overall, Olaf sees a very large drop in his KDA (ratio of kills and assists to deaths) when paired with Garen. His KDA worsened from NaN to NaN. This fall shows that Garen helps Olaf perform worse in competitive LoL matches. Yet, the small difference demonstrates that this performance change is not very impactful.
When Olaf plays on the same team as Garen, he observes a little drop in his full damage output. This could signal that Garen does not help cover for him to dish out more damage or that his presence also helps increase the round's duration. Similarly, when Olaf is played alongside Garen on the same side, he usually scores many fewer killing sprees than when he plays on his own. This is contrasting evidence that he is worse when playing synergisticly with Garen.
Moreover, when Olaf plays with Garen on the same side, he usually receives more damage than when he plays alone. Taking more damage may indicate that Garen does a poor job of covering Olaf during team fights.
There is no top synergy for Olaf that will 100% of the time be his ideal synergy. However, overall, Garen is a below average ally for Olaf. By playing on the same side as Olaf, he drops their win rate by -1.5% to 49.1%. This proves that there is a harmful bond between Olaf and Garen that results in them performing worse together than alone.
Garen has a greater difficulty than Olaf. That means you should be careful when arranging Garen teammates to play with, as they will have to have a greater level of skill to be able to play well with you.
Playing alongside, you should expect to observe an overall large increase in your team’s ability to dish out massive AD. Combined, these two can provide a great amount of sustained physical damage.
Although, by aligning Olaf and Garen together, you will not be providing your other teammates enough magical damage output. Make sure to have other champs on your team that helps cover this gap in their kit.
Regardless of your Garen ally's skill level, you need to focus on increasing your income, outlasting your enemies, and clearing objectives. If you do this, you should do well, regardless.
To truly master Olaf in order to synergize with Garen during both the early game and mid / late game phases of League matches, you should keep reading to master a few extra tricks and insights into this champion pairing. If you mind the build and tips shown above, you will grow your win rate significantly.
The most important finished items to use in your Olaf and Garen synergy build include Stridebreaker, Sterak's Gage, and Death's Dance. When Olaf used at least these three finished items in his build, he performed much better when paired up with Garen than with most other typical item sets. In fact, Olaf had an average win rate of 49.1% when synergizing his build and playstyle to Garen with these items in his kit.
To have the best chance of coming out on top against your oponents, Olaf players should take the Conqueror, Triumph, Legend: Alacrity, Last Stand, Magical Footwear, and Approach Velocity runes from the Precision and Inspiration rune sets. Out of all the rune builds players used for this team composition, this mixture of runes yielded the top win rate. In fact, these runes provided a 49.1% win rate overall.
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